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Training

If you have a new puppy, or older dog (event cats) we have the knowledge and experience to help you  meet your training goals.

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Meet Our Trainer

Pet Trainer Rudy, CPDT-KA

Rudy has been training personal and family dogs since the age of 10. Since then, he has actively sought out additional resources to increase his training knowledge and experience. 

With over 20 years of dog training and handling experience, he has helped hundreds of families and their pets. 

Rudy actively volunteers and donates his time with the Humane Society of Imperial County. He enjoys training so much that he trains his pet birds, cats, and foster kittens aside from his own dogs (Yes, cats are trainable). 

Rudy prides himself in using science-based positive reinforcement training taking a Least Invasive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) approach. He is currently a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. (CCPDT) and is an active member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and is an approved American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.

 

If you need training, please do not hesitate to contact us and schedule a consultation with Rudy! 

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How it Works

Step 1. Schedule a FREE Discovery Call

If you are an existing client, log onto your client account to schedule a Discovery Call.
If you are not an existing client, click on "Schedule Consultation" above or "Client Portal" to begin the registration process. 

Step 2. The Call

Speak with our trainer and schedule an in-person evaluation/consultation

Step 3. Evaluation/Consultation

Our trainer will meet with you to go over your training goals and design a customized training plan just for you.

Step 4. Sign Contract and Payment

After the eval, our trainer will send over a training contract for you to sign that outlines policies and payment. 

Step 5. Start Training!

You will meet regularly with our dog trainer and will be expected to do your part and work with your dog consistently.
The more work you put in, the better the results.

Dog Training Services

From 1:1 sessions and Group classes, to Day School and Board & Train Programs, We can help you with your training goals.

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1:1 Dog Training

Customized 1:1 training plans to meet your training needs. Starting at $85/session.

Schedule a consultation to speak with our Certified Professional Dog Trainer and get a customized training plan to meet your training goals.

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Group Classes & Workshops

Does your dog have C.L.A.S.S.?

Canine Life And Social Skills classes

-H.S. for Puppies (under 4 months)

-H.S. (Beginners - 6 months and over)

-B.A. (Basics)

-M.A. (Intermediate)

Ph.D. (Advanced)

Pg.D. (Masters - Off Leash)

starting at $270 for 6 week course

Workshops and Skills Master Classes

-Reliable Recall Workshop 

-Total Recall Skills Master Class (4 weeks)

-Loose Leash Walking Skills Master Class (3 Weeks)

-Impulse Control Workshop.

Starting at $75. 

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Schedule a consultation to speak with our Certified Professional Dog Trainer and see if a group class is right for your pup.

Day School Training Program

Send your pup to school!

Our Day School Training programs incorporate the best of all our training offerings and our daycare service! Drop off your dog for daycare in the morning, then pick them up after work! During their stay, they will have plenty of playtime and other enrichment activities plus training! Our trainer will actively work with your dog throughout the day to supplement your training program at home. PLUS, you'll get a 1:1 private training session at the beginning of each week to know what your pup is learning and how to train them at home. Schedule your consultation wth our trainer today.

Starting at $277/week, three days a week minimum.

Board and Train

Let us train for you!

Don't have the time to commit to training your dog? Let us train your dog for you!

Starting at $3,600 for a custom 6-week basics program.

Board and Train Programs

Let us do all the work

Have an issue you just can handle? Don't have the time to commit to training the perfect dog?
Our board and train program is designed to use positive-reinforcement science-based training to achieve your training goals. Schedule a consultation with our Certified Professional Dog Trainer to find out more.

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Day Training Programs

Train your dog while you are at work.

Choose training solutions for:

  • Barking

  • Separation Anxiety

  • On-Leash Aggression

  • Off-Leash Agression

  • Handling

  • Resource guarding

  • General Obedience

  • Puppy School

And more!

Schedule a consultation with our Certifiedt Professional Dog Trainer

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Service Dog Coaching

Service dogs are defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act and are dogs that are specifically trained to help people with disabilities. For example, service dogs can be trained to help people who have PTSD, mobility impairments, are deaf or hard of hearing, have diabetes or many other conditions. We can help people with disabilities train their own dog to assist them as a service dog.

Service Dog Coaching

Service Dog Coaching Services

Service Dog Training Requirements for the Owner

• Have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act

• Be at least 18 years or older

• Able to participate in training lessons over an extended period of time. The initial training can take a year, two, or even longer.

• Able to commit time to practicing with your dog regularly between appointments.

• Aware that you may end up with a dog that can only help at home or in places pets are allowed. Up to 50% of service dog candidates in programs are not able to complete training and work in places pets are not permitted.

• Willing to wait until we evaluate your dog’s suitability and help you train your dog foundation skills before putting service dog identification on your dog and before taking your dog to places pets are not permitted.

• Have support from your licensed healthcare provider for use of a service dog.

Requirements for the Dog

• No history of aggression towards dogs, people or other animals

• Easily trained. A breed or mix likely to have characteristics suitable for service work such as Labradors and Golden retrievers. Each dog is assessed as an individual but some breeds are more likely to exhibit characteristics suitable for service work than others.

• No history of any serious behavior problems like fear or separation anxiety

• Under age 4, physically healthy.

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Our Process

Step 1

We begin with a 30 minute virtual appointment. This is when we will answer your questions, gather information about your dog and your needs, give you important information about service dog training as well as training recommendations to get started.

FEE $45.00

 Step 2

We conduct an evaluation of your dog. This is when we look at how your dog responds to some minor stressors in a new situation to see if it is appropriate to begin training him or her for service work.

FEE $100

Step 3

Training for service work if your dog is suitable. This process usually takes 1 – 2 years but can take longer. Process includes weekly private training sessions, group classes, virtual check ins, and more. 

Pricing varies.

 Step 4

Follow-up support. Help to maintain your dog’s training throughout your service dog’s working career. Fees vary

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